Several members of the Thame National Reserve having volunteered for service at home or abroad left the town for Oxford on Friday morning.
The following formed the contingent;
Corporal H J Shrimpton, Lance Corporal H Cozier, Privates W Bowler, W Hampton, H Clarke, J Price, E Harbour, A Hastings, A Rush, W Higgins.
[Extract from the Thame Gazette in 1914]
Did these ten men just take it unto their own hand to march off to Oxford? Most of them joined the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.